Star Wars Millenium Falcon from Shunichi Makino

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  1. Revell-Fan

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    The most difficult part of the kit have been assembled: The quad turrret. Shunichi used regular 80 gsm paper for the barrels; heavier paper would make assembly pretty difficult. And here is a direct quote from the maker, translated by Google translator:

    "The next time is finished!"

    :)
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    I can see this greebled out a bit.
  3. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    IT IS COMPLETE!!
    (24 pages + 1 page with modified parts + 2 pages stand)

    Shunichi Makino just published last part of Falcon. Thank you master designer.
    As author writes the weathering on Falcon is not randomly painted, but is made as it was in Empire Strikes Back.

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    Now we need to wait for UHU02 Cockpit, so we can stuff it in:biggrin:.

    Who will be (or is) building Falcon?:)
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    Absolue awesomeness!!!!

    :Bravo::Bravo::Bravo:

    THANK YOU FOR THIS MASTERPIECE!

    I'm looking forward to building this (with @uhu02 's cockpit interior!!!)

    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
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    I suspect more and more it will not be trivial to modify UHU02 cockpit for this model. What do you think?
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    I certainly will! thumbsup

    I can't wait to see everything finished. It is such a rare occasion that two designers are independently working on different parts of the same subject at the same time AND at the same time keep the same level of accuracy... Moreover, both of them are JAPANESE, too! WOW! And then there is the Perfect Grade Falcon from Bandai coming out... These are definitely the most exciting times for Falcon lovers! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    Hell, if I knew how to add more to these fantastic projects - I would immediately chime in, too. But at the moment I'm dusting off some old BSG scripts I wrote almost twenty years ago - and will resume work on the Aurora soon. So no time for anything else for me. ;)
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Little gift from me to you guys:

    Build Instructions for Falcon in English

    Makino released instructions in japan language. So I google translated it. Nothing fancy, plain google translator thing, so not laught at me for that:). I think that it will serve the purpose. Someone with better english can correct it.;)

    Because instructions are images and text can not be copied from it, I translated instructions from his blog, and insert it into the pdf on appropriate places.

    Hope it will be useful for somebady. Hawe fun building it.

    Attached Files:

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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    You are welcome:).
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    You should see what Google translator does when you translate a Japanese text into German..! :D:D:D
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    I can imagine very well. Translation to Czech language is no better - I can leave it in japanese and understanding level will be the the same for me:animated:.
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    As preparation for UHU02 cockpit conversion for this Falcon I reverseingeneered Shunich Makino Falcon cockpit. After UHU02 releases his cockpit I will fit it in. Cockpit is cca 40mm length and around 33mm in diameter, so it is owerkill to incorporate all UHUs details as is. Some complex parts, like pilot chair, will not be doable after downscale. They will need simplification or complete redoing. Can not wait to work on it.:)

    obr1.jpg obr2.jpg
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    You have to imagine me jumping up and down in my living room right now! :Drinks::Drinks::Drinks:
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    I Can do cockpit as it was in Star Wars: A New Hope (ANH) right now, I have amazing textures and 3d models of cockpit made by Joshua Maruska. But this Falcon is Empire Strikes Back (ESB) version, and designer puts lot of work to make it acurate, so I do not want to mix it up.

    This is Joshua Maruska amazingly accurate ANH cockpit:

    MF_Cockpit_RearBulkhead_v1.0.2.jpg


    UHU02 is doing ESB Falcon cockpit (lots of new details added in comparison with ANH), so lets wait for his magnificent work to make it accurate:).
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    MAKE IT! MAKE IT! I CAN SEE OTHER FANS TURN THE MODEL INTO THE ANH VERSION!!!! :)
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    I can see it also, because I am turning it into ANH version:animated:. But it will not be anytime soon with my time shedule (I am working on accurate ANH Tie-fighter paper model design simultaneously and still need to finish X-wing build, but I cut paper in colder parts of year, warm part of the year is design time for me) :).

    I started to trace ANH Falcon paneling:
    obr3.jpg
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    SOOOOO many possibilities.................. Who'd have thought that such a hunk'o junk would drive us all crazy? :D ;)
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